Hamburg based heavy stoner, sludge / power doom band High Fighter, whose first full length album comes out this Friday June 10th on Svart Records, have just unleashed a full album stream for their debut Scars & Crosses.
Formed in the summer of 2014 by former band members of A Million Miles, Buffalo Hump and Pyogenesis, this band is a volatile cocktail of heavy as hell riffs fuelled by beer and the mighty weedian riffs. Add a heavy dose of the blues and these deadly schizophrenic vocals, and these guys and girl offer something special to the Sludge, Blues and Stoner Scene. After their critically acclaimed debut EP The Goat Ritual released end of 2014, followed by numerous shows over Europe including UK dates, festivals, several tours and shows with bands such as Ahab, Mammoth Storm, Crowbar, Corrosion of Conformity, The Midnight Ghost Train & many more, High Fighter will release their first and full length album 'Scars & Crosses' on June 10th 2016 with Svart Records.
Since the band is hard to categorise, they just recently stated in an interview with Outlaws of the Sun:
We're not a pure doom band, nor do we try to be a pure sludge or stoner band. You will find a lot more in High Fighter as well as on our upcoming album. If you're a pure metal head, you will find a bit of what you need. If you're a stoner, blues, sludge or doom enthusiast, like your tunes melodic but mean and heavy on the other hand, we've got something for you. We're fans of leaving enough space for your very own definition and vibes you get with our sound.You can stream High Fighter's upcoming and hotly anticipated debut album Scars & Crosses now and in full here along with the full interview with band members Mona and Ingwer.
Scars & Crosses, coming as a 6-page CD Digi Pack, LP Gatefold and Digital Download, is available to pre-order here.
Catch the band and their energetic live shows on the following dates:
10.06. Hamburg, Bambi Galore, Album Release show - with Jucifer & The Moth
17.06. Würzburg, Immerhin - with The Midnight Ghost Train
18.06. Karlsruhe, Alte Hackerei - with The Midnight Ghost Train
02.07. Stadtfest Mücheln
Album release summer tour, with Earth Ship & Mammoth Storm:
22.07.: Kiel, DE - Kieler Schaubude
23.07.: Naaldwijk / Den Haag, NL - De Flatertheek
24.07.: Le Havre, FR - Mac Daid's
25.07.: Nantes, FR - Le Ferrailleur
26.07.: Köln, DE - Underground
27.07.: Weinheim, DE - Cafe Central
28.07.: Berlin, DE - Badehaus Szimpla
29.07.: Erfurt, DE - From Hell
30.07.: Hamburg, DE - Fundbureau
17.08. Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze Festival
10.09.: Open Air Fraureuth
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